For the 17th consecutive year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will sponsor its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students enrolled in a college or university to Italy each year. This all-expenses-paid trip will take place in June 2016. The goal of the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program is to strengthen Italian American students’ understanding of their heritage and the contributions Italy has made to the world.
The 14-day trip will include opportunities for students to perform community service, attend educational lectures, meet with government officials and business leaders, and visit government offices, international businesses, museums and other cultural attractions.
Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 at the time of travel in June 2016. They must also be students enrolled in a college or university for the semester preceding the trip (Spring 2016). Finally, the students must be of Italian heritage and have never travelled to Italy.
The application deadline is January 31, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EST). Only online applications will be accepted. Applicants are also required to mail a transcript and two written recommendations from a teacher, school official or political or community leader. Applicants will be notified via email on Monday, February 29, 2016. To apply click HERE.
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